SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : xen (SUSE-SU-2016:2473-1) (Bunker Buster)

This script is Copyright (C) 2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

This update for xen fixes several issues. These security issues were
fixed :

- CVE-2016-7092: The get_page_from_l3e function in
arch/x86/mm.c in Xen allowed local 32-bit PV guest OS
administrators to gain host OS privileges via vectors
related to L3 recursive pagetables (bsc#995785).

- CVE-2016-7093: Xen allowed local HVM guest OS
administrators to overwrite hypervisor memory and
consequently gain host OS privileges by leveraging
mishandling of instruction pointer truncation during
emulation (bsc#995789).

- CVE-2016-7094: Buffer overflow in Xen allowed local x86
HVM guest OS administrators on guests running with
shadow paging to cause a denial of service via a
pagetable update (bsc#995792).

- CVE-2016-6836: Information leakage in
vmxnet3_complete_packet (bsc#994761).

- CVE-2016-6888: Integer overflow in packet initialisation
in VMXNET3 device driver. Aprivileged user inside guest
c... (bsc#994772).

- CVE-2016-6833: Use after free while writing

- CVE-2016-6835: Buffer overflow in
vmxnet_tx_pkt_parse_headers() in vmxnet3
deviceemulation. (bsc#994625).

- CVE-2016-6834: An infinite loop during packet
fragmentation (bsc#994421).

- CVE-2016-6258: The PV pagetable code in arch/x86/mm.c in
Xen allowed local 32-bit PV guest OS administrators to
gain host OS privileges by leveraging fast-paths for
updating pagetable entries (bsc#988675).

- CVE-2016-6259: Xen did not implement Supervisor Mode
Access Prevention (SMAP) whitelisting in 32-bit
exception and event delivery, which allowed local 32-bit
PV guest OS kernels to cause a denial of service
(hypervisor and VM crash) by triggering a safety check
(bsc#988676). These non-security issues were fixed :

- bsc#991934: Hypervisor crash in csched_acct

- bsc#992224: During boot of Xen Hypervisor, failed to get
contiguous memory for DMA

- bsc#955104: Virsh reports error 'one or more references
were leaked after disconnect from hypervisor' when
'virsh save' failed due to 'no response from client
after 6 keepalive messages'

- bsc#959552: Migration of HVM guest leads into libvirt
segmentation fault

- bsc#993665: Migration of xen guests finishes in: One or
more references were leaked after disconnect from the

- bsc#959330: Guest migrations using virsh results in
error 'Internal error: received hangup / error event on

- bsc#990500: VM virsh migration fails with keepalive
error: ':virKeepAliveTimerInternal:143 : No response
from client'

- bsc#953518: Unplug also SCSI disks in
qemu-xen-traditional for upstream unplug protocol

- bsc#953518: xen_platform: unplug also SCSI disks in

- bsc#971949: xl: Support (by ignoring) xl migrate --live.
xl migrations are always live

- bsc#970135: New virtualization project clock test
randomly fails on Xen

- bsc#990970: Add PMU support for Intel E7-8867 v4 (fam=6,

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :

Solution :

To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP1:zypper in -t
patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP1-2016-1444=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.1
Public Exploit Available : false

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